Our Partners
Community, government, non-profit, and media organizations work with us to host small-group conversations, preserve recordings, and make them useful for listening, learning, decision making, and public accountability.
We Work With
Government Agencies

to gain input from often underheard communities in policy- and decision-making.

Community Coalitions

to amplify experiences of communities at the margins in their advocacy and storytelling.


to engage and include internal and external stakeholders in strategic policy setting.


to understand citizen agendas and include underheard voices in their reporting.

Partner Testimonials
Working with Cortico taught us that anecdotes and stories have information in them that is community input. It’s real and it’s valid.
Jacquelyn Boggess
Chairperson of Madison, WI Police and Fire Commission
The information that we collected with LVN is so rich. It helps us illuminate data points in a different way, communicating through people's stories and experiences.
Alia Stevenson
Chief Program Officer, Foundation for Black Women's Wellness
LVN has supported us in making sense of the moment that we’re in, by offering ... the ability to listen efficiently and economically, in a way that’s connected people across Arkansas.
Sara Bishop
Founder, Reimagine Arkansas
Having the ability to use this incredible technology is such a boost for us to think about new ways to report, to identify innovative ways to reach people and connect with new audiences.
Katie Dean
Executive Editor, Cap Times
Through LVN, we're able to efficiently and powerfully invite our community of youth around the world to inform our strategic direction. LVN enables us to analyze and amplify youth voices and opinions from around the world in a way that traditional survey instruments and focus groups cannot do.
Asheesh Advani
CEO, Junior Achievement Worldwide
The LVN platform made it possible for us to address fundamental challenges in public engagement: building trust in marginalized communities to bring in their voices.
Ceasar McDowell
MIT Professor of the Practice, Project Lead, RealTalk for Change Boston
Cortico tooling provides an engaging and intuitive mechanism for organizing, structuring, and interpreting rich narratives with efficiency … bolstering our capacity to identify shared goals and meaningful insights.
Rachel Tache
Qualitative Researcher at Child Poverty Action Lab
As we engage the community and ask for feedback, the Local Voices Network has been a powerful tool to absorb and understand what residents across Cambridge are looking for in the next City Manager.
Sumbul Siddiqui
Mayor, City of Cambridge, MA
One of the most exciting things about building this program has been the spirit of experimentation we've all had. Branch staff have really embraced figuring out what their intended audience is for this program and getting to know their community in the process.
Erica Parker
Associate Manager of Adult Programming, New York Public Library
Our journalists learning that facilitation skill was huge for us because it helped put community engagement in practice and supported a shift from traditional reporting towards really connecting with communities.
Jennifer Tufts
Project Manager, America Amplified
As we work to strengthen student voice in RSU 5, Cortico's partnership has allowed our students to be empowered in leading positive change in their school culture in a way that is meaningful, collaborative and has led to increased student engagement.
Dr. Becky J. Foley
Superintendent of Schools, RSU5 in Maine
100 Days of Conversation About School
Conversation networks that catalyze change
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City of Madison Police and Fire Commission
Stakeholder engagement that builds equity and trust
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America Amplified National Listening Sessions
Rooting reporting priorities in community needs
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Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
Giving impact a voice in improvement and fundraising
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New York Public Library
Positioning libraries as civic conveners
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Reimagine Arkansas
Conversations designed to travel
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Tampa Bay Times
Reporting supported by real voices
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Together We Heal – City of Chicago
Defining local equity through many voices
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United Way of Dane County
Engaging community members as leaders
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Rhode Island Foundation
Stories collected to inform statewide policy decisions
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